False alarm over bag evacuates Tampa International Airport’s airside ‘F’

The scene of Sunday's evacuation at the Tampa International Airport airside F.
The scene of Sunday's evacuation at the Tampa International Airport airside F.

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Airside “F” at Tampa International Airport was evacuated Sunday afternoon, the airport tweeted.

The rest of the airport remained operating while Airside F was closed.

Flights and passenger screenings resumed about 20 minutes after airside F was evacuated.

A representative for the airport said that side is primarily American Airlines flights.

The airport tweet that the evacuation was caused by a false alarm related to a bag in a screening device.

Stay with WFLA.com for updates on this developing story.

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